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mean, not really. hello, america. at the end of the sixth month, we've all read this, president obama looked at all he created and said "it is very good," and so he declared the 7th month a month of rest. yes, our messiah is going on vacation. here is the one thing. barack obama needs a say case. he must be tired. he spent the last six months transforming our country and most people won't either admit it or recognize t he told us he would do it and he is, but no one is paying any attention to it. if you give me the next few minutes, and please, please, open up your ear. put your politics aside. open up your ears and your eyes and watch with a fresh perspective. don't be in denial. do not put your head in the sand. if i'm wrong, you're more than welcome to show me where i'm missing t i would love to be wrong on this. barack obama has revealed his game plan to transform america in his deeds. the transformation was marketed to america as change, and boy, was america just eager for change. >> i want change whatever happens. i won't have to worry about putting gas in my car. i won't have t
perspectives. up first, the beer summit: the future of race relations in america. will president obama's meeting with harvard professor henry louis gates, jr. and sergeant james crowley at the white house close yet another chapter of tense race relations or rekindle the flames? the meeting gave the president a chance to make further amends for saying: >> the cambridge police acted stupidly. >> bonnie: although both parties agreed to the meeting, leading up to it gates continued to say he was a victim of raraal profiling, and crowley said he was not going to apologize for doing his job. meanwhile a new poll finds more americans disapprove of the president's initial response to gates' arrest. so is this the end of the dust up or the beginning, irene natividad? >> let's get real. this is one person's solution to a person faux pas. but that said, i think this is the way you lower the temperature and reach out to peacpeople who don't necessarily believe what you do. >> no, i don't think this is the end. this has demonstrated by his own words and association that this president is not in f
that we thought was the pride of america, that's now insolvent. the pride of the world in fact, that's now basically insolvent, except that it was saved by government recently. i could go on and on. >> no, you can't. >> retail sales -- >> you're reaching your five minutes, mr. madrick. >> retail sales, even recently kept going down. so we're in some trouble here. what will you be told by the defense? you will be told what you've heard time and again. it wasn't capitalism, it wasn't unguided capitalism, it was government that did it. it was government that told the commercial bankers to invest in risky securities they did not understand. it was government who told the banking system to set up a compensation system that rewarded people not to manage risk, but to take too much risk. it was government that told people and all these new mortgage brokers, sell mortgages to people who could not possibly understand them, even when you can't understand them, because you'll make a lot of money on it and i can go on and on as you well no. >> no, you can't go on and on. you're using up your five minut
clunker, stand up! come on, follow me. by the way, hello, america. it's friday. i want to show you here. this is at houdini water torture cell. our miracle worker, barack obama, is upside-down now, blindfolded and chained in. houdini could escapes. we'll monitor his progress to see how the magician of magicians gets out of this trouble. cash for clunkers program is what he's being suspended in right now, but he will get out of it. it's proving that all the big government haters are wrong, because it's so popular in just a few days, nearly all of the money for the program has already been used up. here is the one thing -- congratulations, washington. you figured out that people like free stuff! but that doesn't mean cash for clunkers is a success. sure, all the politicians are giddy. representative ed markey, the author of cash for clunkers, says it has become one of the most success successful stimulus programs of 2009. whoa. that's saying an awful lot of press secretary robert gibbs said "you keep on buying cars all weekend long!" but what really has happened with the cash for clunkers
, in particular the adoption of broadband in america to help make the united states the most connected nation on earth. we have to hold loafer reduce the holdovers from the last commission. the interim chairman of the fcc showed what an outstanding public servant he is and what an outstanding leader he was. then we have to back new commissioners, both of whom are known to the industry. meredith baker, from her service in the ntma. this is a very eminent fcc. from their comments and their testimony, there are very focused on moving the telecommunications industry forward and on pursuing policies that will be really impact fulful. >> we have some new leadership in the commerce committees that oversee fcc. how do you think they are going to get along with him as things go forward? senator rockefeller on numerous occasions has said that the fcc needs reform. he is laser focused on it. >> i think not only senator rockefeller, but a lot of people who have focused on that. i think reform of the fcc can come in multiple ways. it can come from congress or from the commission itself. both the acting ch
senate debate on c-span two. and coming in october on c-span, tour the homes of america's highest court, the supreme court. >> connecticut senatorer christopher dodd announced he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. this event took place in hartford, connecticut. it's about 10 minutes. >> i'm going to be fine. it's very, very manageable. the good news is i'm going to be back out and doing all the things to do in order to represent my states. thirdly i want to mention something i've talked a lot about over the last several weeks, but not in the context of the news today. as a member of congress, i have a very good health care plan. my health care plan allows me to get paid an annual physical. and because i have an annual physical, i was able to detect this cancer very early. i also then was able to take some time, because it is slow going, over the last six weeks, to talk to people about what's the best course of action to follow. i've developed a knowledge about prostate cancer as a result of reading books and talking to people. the best course of action was recommended to me, and t
by fox news channel] david: the fix for america's money fix is cutting welfare spending. that's a forbes flip side sure to get you fired up. hi, everybody. i'm david asman. welcome to "forbes on fox." california is slashing welfare to save money. and, jack, you say all of america should do the same? >> absolutely. california is going to emerge from this budget crisis stronger in a couple of years' time because they've been forced to make hard decisions. one of those is cutting welfare. its welfare budge set $10 billion for 2010. they're going to have to trim that to become solvent. we can all take an example of that. yes, you need some short-term solution for unemployment benefits when people lose their jobs. but after that, encourage them to get back at work. at least have contingency that encourage looking for a job. david: so we should follow you in california? >> this is not born out by the fact. california kicked the can down the street. they borrowed from municipalities, cut $15 billion from education. at the last minute headlines by cutting against welfare. but what did he cut? he
natural to start with jazz, america's indigenous art form. >> indeed, jazz is considered by many to be america's greatest artistic gift to the world. the understanding and appreciation of jazz is integral to understanding and appreciating american history and culture. >> country and classical music will also be featured in future sessions of the white house music series. >>> in case you missed it, a fourth season of "america's got talent" is under way. shows like this have brought us names including susan boyle and little caitlin mayer. the latest is the youngest and quite possibly the most precocious reality tv star we've ever seen. eun yang caught up with caitlin a year after her voice got into the competition's final rounds. >> hi. how are you going? >> i'm fine. how are you doing? >> i'm well. thank you for asking. >> she stole america's hearts with her sweet face, sparkling personality -- ♪ i think to myself what a wonderful world ♪ >> -- and her angelic voice. ♪ friends shaking hands saying how do you do they're really saying i love you ♪ >> in last season's "americ
in essence magazine present black in america, reclaiming the dream, tonight at 8:00 only on cnn. >>> coming up today at 4:00 eastern, we have a special report covering america. what's in it for you. we want to hear your thoughts on health care. and already we are, you're posting your comments on our block at cnn.com/fredricka or my facebook. people ask why are they going bankrupt. your comments and questions 4:00 eastern time. right now, time for "your money." >>> the future of your gas prices, did speculators drive oil prices sky high, and could it happen again. >>> the stock market is on a roll. how you can cash in right now. >>> and all those burgers, fries and burritos add up. we have the real cost of all those calories. >>> get ready, it's time to talk. "your money." i'm ali velshi. >> i'm christine romans. your health care still very much in limbo. >> dana bash has been camped out in the halls of the capital through all of this. she joins us with an update. hi, dana. they're headed out now for summer recess. without either the house or the senate passing health care reform. let's star
into a motion picture from warner brothers. its subject is america after an electromagnetic pulse attack. thank you again for being here. good to see you. >> thank you. >> i'm afraid there are many people waveng who perhaps don't know what an electromagnetic pulse attack would be. maybe we'd start with your explaining that attack. >> it's a byproduct of any detonation of any nuclear weapon. first realizing some testing in the '60s and before we go any further, i know this sounds like sci-fi. so you in the audience, folks watching this later -- if this sounds like sci-fi, this evening go on the internet, google up emp, go to wikipedia. here's a couple of other things you should look up. starfish crime which was the american test in 1962 of detonating a weapon in space which blew out a fair part of the power grid in hawaii. also look up soviet test 184. and then finally if you want to look at a completely different aspect of emp look up the carrington event which was actually triggered by a solar storm. and to go back to answering your question, emp, electromagnetic pulse, is a byproduct of deton
that has always moved america forward nap means once again having the best educated, highest skilled workforce in the world. that means a health care system that makes it possible for entrepreneurs to innovate and businesses to compete without being saddled with skyrocketing insurance costs. >> reporter: there you have it. essentially what we are likely going to be hearing from president obama in the days and weeks to come. once again, t.j., trying to make his case and make his argument, that health care reform is an issue that cannot wait. that lawmakers have to tackle it sooner rather than later. t.j.? >> yeah, elaine. we know the president's making his kashgs but seems like the other side of the debate, you could almost argue, other democrats in a lot of ways. where do the republicans fit in and what do they have to say? just seems like this debate is going back and forth between democrats an democrats. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. a lot of this, deep divisions with the democratic party over this. conservative blue dog we heard about before, as well as progressive. for th
in the future of america or you don't. you believe we in habit the best, most innovative freest nation on earth or feel we're headed for the trash heap of history. by now, you guys can guess which side i will take. let me invoke a fancy trade. a latin phrase. it means american peace. another translation, the greatest nation. pax romano applied hundreds of years ago when rome ruled the world. and pax applies today. no other nation on earth, military might, economic power, moral intent. we still invent the greatest new tech products on earth and over half the new prescription drugs introduced every year and culture and media and entertainment that shaped much of the world. some really smart people will tell you the 21st century belongs to china new york times city america. i don't buy it. china can trash our currency but still buy u.s. treasury bonds because they're the safest on earth. look how long china has to go. airports. china has 477.7. how much does the u.s. have? 14,000 airports in the u.s. to ship products around the entire country. let's look at roads. china has 1.2 million roads. how
america's image in the world, that before we're seeing it as a standoffish nation and now we're the nice guys and in terms of getting a return on this investment in the-- in policy, i don't see that at least on the results so far, you don't really see what they aim to get from russia. >> niceness has never delivered a lot of foreign policy that i can observe. >> i think that the obama administration calculus is that america's problem, foreign policy in the bush years was fundamentally a public relations problem. and to some extent that's true. we did have a big pr problem in europe for example in canada and a big pr problem in much of the arab world and that would make it harder for those leaders to back the kind of thing we wanted to do. >> precisely and the argument to the extent that we want to relieve this, maybe we can unlock a whole other set of issues and make some movement with the arab-- the israelis. >> that's on. >> and that's an argument for winning over the people of paris, that's not an argument for getting anything from our adversaries in tehran. >> that's precisely it. an
boonedoggle? and they're spreading across america and no one can stop them. >> the blob is back. >> now states are hiring czars. why someone here says you better pay attention because your money is at risk. plus, this wasn't what cash for clunkers was supposed to be about. >> girls, girls, girls. hello, girls! >> your tax dollars going to buy luxury cars? it's another outrage alert. all of that and -- >> i made a little decision. >> you finally got botox! >> a botox tax to pay for health care? we can't make this stuff up. your innocent, your life, your show to stay ahead of the game. "cashin' in" starts right now. terry: a huge bust over medicare fraud. more than 30 people indicted in four states this week as lawmakers in congress promise to deliver a whole new government-run health care program. proof we need to fix medicare first? hello, everyone. i'm terry keenan. welcome to "cashin' in." here to debate this, our "cashin' in" crew. wayne rogers, john that than, jonas, tracy burns and john. also joining us, an old friend of the program, rob stein, managing director at astar asset management.
, small businesses are the engine of economic growth in america. there's no mandate in the bill that requires those that have a payroll of up to now over $500,000 to provide health insurance and pay at least 72% of it. and if you don't, there's an 8% tax on that payroll. the this is going to raise the cost of employment. leave their employees no choice but to go to the government option. >> let me ask you this question. i just got to the core of what's called this public option. this government option. a government-run insurance company, if you will, to compete with the private insurance companies. are you afraid that these private insurance companies, whether blue cross/blue shield, united health care, whatever, can't compete with a government-run insurance company? >> wolf, nobody in the private sector can compete with the government. and that's because there's no cost of capital. the government sets the rules. the government sets the prices. and so you can't compete. you can't win. it's 1,018 pages. that ought to be enough to tell you that this is a giant government bureaucra
, but more for an america that they had left at home and also for a changing america, one that the ford motor company, their employers, their employer, was largely responsible with dispatching. there's something about the amazon when one reads the chronicles of the amazon. the amazon almost induces people to wax philosophically or existentially in a very florid allegory about the enormous nature of the amazon, how it seduces man to impose his will and only to render that will implement. think of verna heard sog's interview in burden of dreams, just the way that people talk about the amazon as this place and the of moral meaning and very florid. there is something about though the men and women that ford sent down, most of them from michigan, a lot of them also from the upper peninsula down to the amazon. they were almost immune or inoculated. they had a certain midwestern stubborn little less that refused to see the amazon in those six essential terms. was actually relief reading about it, but then they would wax nostalgic but again certain nostalgia for receiving in a lost united states. it
by physicians. it is the heart of the american practice of medicine. the most famous hospitals in america. either started out or still are physician-owned. like the mayo clinic, john hopkins in baltimore. in my state, md anderson. not every state allows physicians to have an interest, an equity/ownership interest in hospitals. in those states that do they have the highest quality rating, patient satisfaction ratings. i am blessed in my congressional district to have a number of physician-owned hospitals. i have been treated in the hospitals. i have gone to the emergency rooms in the hospitals. my mother has been in one of these. without exception. the experience has been as good as it can be given the situation that resulted in it. the pending bill for some reason is punitive. on these types of facilities. would at a minimum prevent their expansion. in all probability cause a number of them to close. if you read the language that my amendment strikes it is punitive and nature and very restrictive. some limited exceptions where you can appeal to the secretary of hhs. if we're going to have
of a long-term strategy to make america more competitive. so all these shenanigans and going on, regrettably part of the process but we have to keep our eye on the ball and at the end of all this deliver a product that's good for america. sean: i understand that. but a lot of americans and polls bear this out, they're very skeptical of what is being talked about in washington. or, look, they're looking at social security's bankrupt. medicare is bankrupt. now we're going to take over nearly 20% of the american economy. and the american people are saying, why should we trust people in d.c. at all? and the c.b.o. then scores it and their numbers are extremely high. we've already accumulated enough debt and deficits. are you -- are you trying to get that message to members of your party that they need to go back to more fiscal responsibility? >> well, sean, i definitely am. as you will recall, i was the only member of my party to vote against the omnibus spending bill. and if we had not passed that, we would have saved more than $200 billion over the course of the next 10 years. and i was one of
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america, and chicago review press is kind of our publishing editorial armed. >> we've been talking with elizabeth malzahn of chicago review press. >> charles barkley, how long have you been writing? >> i guess since the first grade, but i never started doing it as a living until i was in my early 30s. i just decided one day i couldn't stand working for anyone. so i just started writing. i was an instant success. i start for about 10 years, and then i have a serious, if you run a bad restaurant and you have deep enough profits, you will eventually make it because you will find all of your people in your neighborhood that like bad food. >> your first book was? >> killing the hidden water. i was hired by a think tank government contract to write about water use in the southwest, aquifers, turned it in probably fired. did it circulated as a kind of, it was one of those federal contracts. and the university of texas called me up. somehow it drifted into there. i did know anything about them. it is still in print probably because no one buys. they have all of these copies stacked a. that
? >> yes. boxing was good for me. when i saw joe lewis. and he made my -- it was nazi germany vs. america, the land of the free. and america had won when he knocked out maxmeli. i was 8 years old. and i saw the joy in my mother and ther's faces. it was like the world -- america, running through the streets. it was all that. and i looked at that. as a kid of 8, i go what could i ever do in my life that would make people happy. all around but also my parent, mainly. it gave me inspiration. and so my inspiration from there was to make people happy like that like joe lewis did. and like obama just did. [laughter] tavis: whole lot of people. >> and that was that whole thing but it was that same kind of feeling. but i was 8 years old. soy started boxing and i wanted to be champion. and i fought hard on that. joe lewis was my hero -- idol -- hero. but later on ray robinson became my idol. he feels smooth. he was sharp. and he had more girls. [laughter] >> yeah. and so -- and that was good. oh, man. i went -- win-win situation here. tavis: so one of the ways to get girls is to know how to write a
't hurt the economy in the short run and this has got to be part of a long-term strategy to make america more competitive. so all these shenanigans and going on, regrettably part of the process but we have to keep our eye on the ball and at the end of all this deliver a product that's good for america. sean: i understand that. but a lot of americans and polls bear this out, they're very skeptical of what is being talked about in washington. or, look, they're looking at social security's bankrupt. medicare is bankrupt. now we're going to take over nearly 20% of the american economy. and the american people are saying, why should we trust people in d.c. at all? and the c.b.o. then scores it and their numbers are extremely high. we've already accumulated enough debt and deficits. are you -- are you trying to get that message to members of your party that they need to go back to more fiscal responsibility? >> well, sean, i definitely am. as you will recall, i was the only member of my party to vote against the omnibus spending bill. and if we had not passed that, we would have saved more tha
of change and a desire to remake america. republicans were told by the elites on the right and the left, that they were on the verge of becoming a permanent minority party if they didn't moderate their views and, frankly, become more relevant. the country was moving, you z away from the old ideals of reagan conservatism and so should the g.o.p. well, smart conservatives weren't buying this. they said look, wait and see what this crowd does with the country, then talk to me about moving to the left. well, americans have seen now seven months of far left government in action. what's that mean? massive spending programs, washington's takeover of the auto companies. the perpetual apology tour overseas. dozens of unelected czars with unchecked power and my favorite, cash for clunkers. all of these have been total failures. and now that americans have had time to do what many congressman won't do, actually digest what's in the health care plan, they are in a full, fledged revolt. president obama's numbers are now dropping. and the democrats are scrambling to regain their footing. angry voters
. listen to make we need to recapture the spirit of innovation that has always moved america forward. that means once again having the best educated, highest skilled workforce in the world. that means a healthcare system that makes it possible for entrepreneurs to innovate and businesses to compete without being saddled with skyrocketing insurance costs. >> julie: the republicans continue to hammer away at the president's health-care proposal. if x. optical to senator johnston said obama's plan would not help healthcare at all. cnet republicans in congress know that serious health-care reform is a top priority of the american people. we are committed to getting it done. but we need to get the right reform, rather than just rush something through that would leave us in far worse shape in the future. >> julie: senator thune said he proposed plant would burden state governments and probably result in higher taxes. >> are called starting a racial controversy that reached all the way to the white house, but before all of that at first contributed to the arrest of a prominent harvard profe
the home to america's highest court, the supreme court. >> friday, the gross domestic product report was released. in his weekly online address, president obama talked about the steps his administration is taking to revive the economy. he is followed by the south dakota senator who compares democratic and republican health care proposals. >> today i would like to talk to about a subject i know is on everybody's mind, and that is the state of our economy. yesterday we received a report on our gross domestic product. that is a measure of our overall economic performance. the report showed that in the first few months of this year, the recession we faced when i took office was even deeper than anyone thought at the time. it told us how close we were to the edge. it also revealed that in the last few months, the economy has done it immeasurably better than expected. many economists suggest that part of this progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. this and the other difficult but important steps we have taken over the last six months have helped put the brakes on this reces
and new conveniences. america's minerals. they're the stuff dreams are made of. there's more information at nma.org. >> corporate funding for "washington week" is also provided by boeing. major funding for "washington week" is provided by the annenberg foundation, the john s. and james l. knight foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. six months in, it appears things in washington are more complicated than clear. the president's poll numbers are uniformly headed down. his health care plan is snagged in the house and senate and the success of his economic recovery plan subject to debate. vice president joe biden speaking in chicago today to the national urban league to defend it. >> housing starts are up for this month. does that mean we're out? no. does that mean there won't be more foreclosures? no. but we're beginning to move in the direction we have to. the unemployment rate still is unacceptably high. but not growing nearl
and new conveniences. america's minerals. they're the sff dreams are made of. the's more information at nma.org. >> corpate funding for "washington week" is so provided by boeing. jor funding for "washington week" is rovided by the annenberg undation, the john s. and james l. knght foundation, the coporation for publ broadcasting. and b contrutions to your pbs station from ewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, modetor gwen ill. gwen: good evening. six months in, appears thingsn washington are mor complicatethan clear. the presdent's poll nmbers are uniformly headeddown. his health re plan is snaged in t house and senate a the succs of is conomic recovery plasubject to debate. vi president joe biden speaking in chicago tday to the national urban league to fend it. >> housi starts are up for this month. doeshat mean we're out? no. do that mean there won' be more foeclosures? no. but we'rebeginning to movin the direction we have . th unemploymt rate sill i ucceptably high. but not growing nearly as fast. less good is not good but less good is better han worse. gw
. it was the greatest intelligence failure since the trojan horse. and how with a budget in america leading up to 9/11 did this happen. so there are five big intelligence agencies as you know. the cia, fbi, dia. national security intelligence and the state department has what. the old one that a citizen like me, a reporter without subpoena power could actually investigate look into was the fbi. and particularly, because the war on terror as we know it, with the exception of a few missiles that were fired into khartoum into the clinton years, the war on terror really was conducted as a legal case is, investigated by the two what we call bin laden offices of origin. the new york office of the fbi which i'll refer to repeatedly today, known as the n. y. oh, and the office of u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york. and these incredibly, federal agencies, the bureau, this is the biggest outside of washington, the best of the best, the original joint terrorist task or was set up in his office and of course his house rudy giuliani, who later became a federal judge and fbi director and of cour
else in america. the unemployment rate went from 4.7% to 15.3%. in fact, local tv stations have started running public service announcements that tell people where to find food banks... even as the food banks don't have enough to meet the demand. as we speak, similar scenes are playing out in cities and towns across america. greta: well, these are the photos the government did not want you to see. they sent terrified new yorkers running for their lives when a 747 buzzed manhattan with a flyover. it was a photo op, and they decided not to let anyone know before it happen. the white house would only release one photo. we knew they had to have more. what photographer only takes one picture? finally, months later, we have them. karl is back. first of all, $300,000 is horrible, but why did they sit on it for three months? >> i do not know, but, look. the photos are fine, he and i can understand they want a good photograph. -- are fine, and i can understand they want a good photograph. greta: they could have photoshopped it. >> yes. they really need to read the emails in the aftermath. everyb
to recapture the spirit of innovation that has always moved america forward. that means once again having the best educated, highest skilled work force in the world. that means a health care system that makes it possible for entrepreneurs to innovate and businesses to compete without being saddled with skyrocketing insurance costs. >> reporter: so as the country tries to climb out of the economic doldrums, president obama, they're trying to make the case once again that part of what will help the recovery is to overhaul the nation's health care system. the president basically saying, look, that is a way to aleve some of the economic pressure facing america's businesses. >> what about republicans? what's on their agenda? >> reporter: as you can imagine, republicans are continuing to say what they've said all along here, they say, let's get this thing done right. let's not rush it. that's esexually what we heard in today's republican address. also, republicans raise the issue of cost. take a listen. >> in this difficult recession, americans and/or government are already overextended. the de
saw the officer at his door. that is years and decades of fears of a black man in america. an many whites don't see that as justified. the officer, likewise went to the door and saw he had a breaking and entering call. an unknown black man in the house at the moment. he is a human being. he has fears and biases. so i think that both of the took a turn for the worst. and they both probably played into the worst of some of the things we have seen in our country and our history. >> while people's opinions may have changed over the past few days, of the sergeant and professor you, mention, the president getting a lot of flak for, you know stepping into it, he was blamed in part for helping to heat it up. should he also be getting credit now for helping to cool it down? >> i think he should. it would have been easy for him to say i am the president of the united states, i got better things to do. i said what i said. get over it. he didn't dupe that. i think he, we need to remember he is a human being too. and this issue of race is a complicated one in our country. and the dialogue that
-depth." >> this is "america and the courts." sonia sotomayor moved one step closer to being confirmed for the supreme court thursday. a vote was made to send her nomination to the full senate for a vote. the committee largely voted along party lines, with lindsay graham the only republican voting for her. they will take up the full vote next week. >> do we have a quorum? i want to thank all members of the committee for their cooperation. two weeks ago, during our hearings on the nomination of judge sotomayor, the supreme court got a chance to ask questions, also to raise concerns. it gave the nominee an opportunity to respond to relentless criticism, having had to remain silent for the two months prior to the hearing. it gave her her chance to half a public voice, and allowed the american people to see and hear for themselves. it is interesting that during those four days, almost 2000 people attended a hearing in person in this room. millions more solid, heard it, read about it, there were newspapers, blogs, television, cable, and and the judiciary committee, we have a webcasting. obama was right when he s
is that this could escalate to an international incident. especially given the tensions between the iraq/iran/america triangle. arwa damon, cnn, baghdad. >> all right, we had gotten this reaction just in from the state department in to cnn. it stays a senior state department official says while they have not had access to the americans they have no reason to doubt the reports of their detention on iranian state tv. also in iran today, more than 100 people who took part in june election protests are on trial, accused of trying to overthrow iran's government. the defendants include a former vice president and other pro-reform political leaders. a prosecutor accuses the defendants of being tools of foreign powers, but reformists are blasting the trials, and they say defendants have been denied access to lawyers. itn has this report for us. >> reporter: this trial is an it tempt by the authorities to defuse the growing criticism in iran of the abusive treatment of these detainees. by bringing about charges of rioting, holding illegal rallies, clashing with security forces, and acting against national sec
sending us so many interesting thoughts about health care reform, covering america. we're also going to be joined right after the break by two law makers, two members of congress, we're going find out from them what about this jell-o? >>> all right. covering america what's in it for you? we're devoting this entire hour to health care reform. we already know that the house committee has voted on a bill before this august recess and the senate will be adjourning in about a week with no vote as far as we know. so we are joined right now by two lawmakers who can give us an idea of what should this reform package actually look like in the end. georgia representative republican phil gingrey and elliott engle is joining us as well. you were, mr. engle, on this energy and commerce committee, right? did you vote in favor of this bill or not? >> yes, i am on the committee and i voted in favor of the bill and i think the american people need know that health care reform is on the way and it's going to be good for all segments of the american public. >> so if you could, congressman engle, in abo
as look at life as a single mom of 14. >>> and coming to america. british singing sensation susan boyle reportedly plans to launch her professional career far from home, and that's got her fans here in america singing happy tunes. >>> "today saturday," august 1, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. coming up this morning, an olympic rematch. >> yes. former michael phelps, back in the pool at the world swimming championships in rome, facing the guy who almost spoiled his olympic gold medal winning streak. you'll certainly remember this race. the closest thing in phelps amazing olympic run. took it by a fraction of a second. the guy he beat, guess what? still think hess won. >> of course he does. i didn't get to go to a lot of events but i was at that "vent, and i mean, everyone was standing waiting to see what happened. i guess everyone was doing that at home, too. even if you saw it on the television screen -- >> looked like the same time. only one gip got the med
on c-span, tour the homes to america's highest court, the supreme court. >> join the conversation on civil rights and race relations with juan williams lives sunday at noon eastern on c-span2. >> friday, the gross domestic product report was released. president obama talks about the steps his administration has taken to revive the economy. he is followed by the south dakota senator who compares health care proposals. >> i would like to talk to about a subject on a rich but its mind. that is the state of our economy. we received a report on our gross domestic product, a measure of our overall economic performance. the report showed that in the first few months of this year, the recession we faced when i took office was deeper than anyone thought. it told us how close we were to the edge. it revealed that in the last few months, the economy has done better than expected. many suggest that part of this progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. this and the other difficult but important steps we have taken have helped put the brakes on this recession. we took action to st
on his campaign promise of giving america a different face overseas. >> reporter: and to than point, the white house believes the president's speech in cairo had a major impact in the muslim world but they admit there's still a lot of work to be done. dan lott yaen, cnn, the white house. >>> pretty powerful stuff. did you see and hear that? well, a florida man was videotaping an incoming storm thursday when that happened, a bolt of lightning struck right next door. everyone was fine but if you can imagine, the guy taping it said it gave him a good scare. >>> we've been talking about the wild weather in and around boston but is there a chance for more severe weather today? august 1st. that's the question we go to meteorologist reynolds wolf. hi, reynolds. >> there will be a chance of severe weather donl think in boston today but one of our two big weather stories, the chance of severe weather and unseasonably warm temperatures in parts of the pacific northwest starting with the rough weather first. parts of the central plains you'll see a frontal boundary extending from kansas city s
will show some of america's worst klunkers robichaux should have no restrictions on these klunkers. like the cash for clockers. it can be anything speak you look at karl rove's clunker coming up behind it was a very busy friday in the house on friday. not just healthcare, not just cash for clockers, but another bill brought by barney frank. the democrat from massachusetts, and that is limiting executive pay the cover of the new york post sums it up this way. bonus clause discussion, the outrage. you heard the story earlier in the week nine bailout banks paid out million-dollar bonuses to 4800 employees. these are banks and received bailout money and still have not paid it back. but now they're going to be able to limit the executive pay at these firms. >> clayton: as an example, citigroup. here's what citigroup went through, they took $45 billion of the t.a.r.p. funds. they were involved in the t.a.r.p. funds. they lost 18.7 billion in profits in 2008. they gave 700 employees bonuses of $1 million plus. >> bankamerica took $45 billion in t.a.r.p. funds. the net income fell from $14 billi
on obesity in america. after that, i.e. hearing on the safety of ready-to-eat products. now, a form an improving u.s. relations in the arab world. hosted by the new america foundation here in washington. >> i want to say a special greeting to all our watchers live on the seas and an offer to those watching this broadcast over do -- over the website. before you even get into the question of el to zero altri 0 e of these phenomenons that you have seen it emerged in a rapid amount of time. i was recently in athens, greece, and uc them everywhere. he began to notice that a lot of governments were uncomfortable ofal jazeera. to some degree, i do think it is the role of think tanks and provocateurs to bite the hand that feeds them. you have to walk off balance. i have been fascinated and impressed with al jazeera. he is the managing director of the al jazeera network, head of the baghdad bureau. there was a controversy at one point where george bush, in a discussion with tony blair allegedly talked about bombing al jazeera's office. i wrote what about about it -- i wrote quite a bit about
met in the woods and the soviet union was no more. from new york, good night america! >> gregg: i'm gregg jarrett and welcome to america's news headquarters. >> julie: i'm julie banderas. a major mess at one of the nation's busiest airports after an evacuation of la guardia. what happened and who police say was responsible for a headache for thousands of travelers. >> gregg: and a cash for clunkers program, well it's not going away quite yet. so much will you be able to trade in your wheels. >> julie: we're going to find out. >> a plan to change held care in america on its way to a vote by the house of representatives after late night maneuvering to get conservative democrats on board. molly henneberg is live in washington. what happens in the house now? >> molly: three committees in the house have passed bills the ways and means committee, education and labor and late last night the energy and commerce committee. so now democratic leaders will take those three bills and combine them in one big piece of legislation. democrats say they are ready to get it to a floor for a vote in s
line is that republicans believe the quality of health in the -- health care in america is the best in the world. we have to control costs. democrats believe we have to fundamentally change health care. that is why we fundamentally disagree, and i am sorry for the long answer. greta: i am not try to give you extra work. i know how hard you work. this is a bill that is going to transform us. no matter what, it will have a huge impact. president obama has at a town hall invited any member of congress who wants to go to the white house and go through it line by line, how about that? why do you not sign onto that and go through it line by line and all of the other democrats and republicans on the hill? >> i would be glad to, but when you have got an 1100-page bill, i am not sure that the president's time is that will use. i would like him to go line by line over these bills which have earmarks and corruption and pork barrelling, which continues to go on unabated, which promised to do during the campaign. what we need to do, greta, is to sit down with genuine negotiations, where republic
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and society deal with that role. >> these are blended families. that is the way america is. if the court is going to sanction it, that is great. if they are going to support it, that is great. you saw these children hanging on to their aunt. they are connected. >>> how could a dispute over jackson's estate affect the children? less able to absorb calcium. he recommended citracal. it's a different kind of calcium. calcium citrate. with vitamin d... for unsurpassed absorption, to nourish your bones. you know, it makes me feel pretty good. we're offering a solution for a customer that maybe has to choose between paying their credit card or putting food on the table and that's why they call us. our main objective is to reach out to the customers that are falling behind on their payments. a lot of customers are proud and happy that bank of america actually has a solution to help them out with their cards. i listen. that's the first thing i do is listen. you know what, what happened? what put you in this situation? and everyone's situation is different. we always want to make sure that we're d
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